RAMI History Section Lecture

Knowing the prostate, knowing the man: the
creation of a surgical specialty, 1895-1920

by Kieran Fitzpatrick BA, MA, DPhil. NUI Research Fellow in the Humanities, Moore Institute at NUI Galway

Wednesday 13th November 2019 at 6.15 pm
Conor Ward Room, First Floor, Setanta House
Setanta Place, Dublin 2

More details here: RAMIFitzpatrickFLYER


CHOMI Seminar October 24th

The next CHOMI seminar is being held this coming Thursday (24 Oct 2019).

Professor Khaled Fahmy (University of Cambridge) will speak on ‘Opening up a few corpses: Islam, dissection and modernity’. The seminar is being organised in partnership with UCD Global History Seminar Series and will be held at 5pm in K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD. See poster attached.

CHOMI seminar 24 Oct 2019 (Khaled Fahmy) (1)


HSTM Network Ireland Annual Conference 2019

18-19 October 2019

Ulster University, Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED

The conference organisers invite you to register for the HSTM Network Ireland’s annual conference taking place at Ulster University, Belfast Campus on 18-19 October 2019. The event will showcase innovative, original research currently being pursued by established and early-career researchers working in HSTM in Ireland and abroad.

Conference registration will cost £20 (coffee breaks and lunches are included in this price).

An optional conference dinner will take place on Friday, 18 October, at Made in Belfast, 23 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD.

There will be an additional charge of £30 for the conference dinner (which must be paid for in advance via the conference registration system).

Conference Keynote

‘Life begins at 40: biological and cultural perspectives on middle age’

Professor Mark Jackson Professor of the History of Medicine and Research Theme Leader for Medical Humanities, University of Exeter

Conference Programme available here:  HSTM 2019 Conference – Final Programme

Conference Registration link  here 


RAMI History of Medicine Section Lecture

Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 6.15 pm

Geoffrey Bourke Room, First Floor, Setanta House
Setanta Place, Dublin 2

Winston Churchill’s Medical Men

David J Eedy MD, FRCP (Lond)
Consultant Dermatologist, Craigavon Area Hospital, Co Armagh

More details here RAMIEedyFLYER_16Oct2019


HSTM Network Ireland/ Dublin Festival of History Event

We are delighted to partner with the Dublin Festival of History this year to celebrate the role of women in the history of science!
Introducing our three panelists….
Jessamyn Fairfield is a physics lecturer at NUI Galway. She is the science reporter for Newstalk’s radio show ‘Futureproof’ and runs Bright Club in Ireland (the variety night for lateral minds). Jessamyn will be speaking about the women involved in the production of the first nuclear weapons or ‘the Manhattan Project’.
Laura Finnegan is a student at the Smurfit Institute of Genetics and recent winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award (the science media competition for third-level students that commemorates the legacy of science journalist and author Mary Mulvihill (1959–2015)). Laura will be discussing her winning art project which celebrates Irish science and will focus on her depictions of women who have made contributions to Irish science in the past.
Rebecca O’Neill is the Project Coordinator for Wikimedia Community Ireland and is the WITS (Women in Science and Technology) representative on the National Committee for Commemorative Plaques in Science and Technology. Rebecca will talk about her work with these organisations to promote the achievements of women in the history of science.

More details  here

All welcome!


A Celebration of Women in the History of Science

HSTM Network Ireland in association with the Dublin Festival of History

celebrates the role of   ‘Women in the History of Science’

Join us on October 2nd at the City Hall, Dublin, for this exciting lunchtime event

Details available here

All welcome

No booking necessary

HSTM Annual Conference 2019 CFP Extension

Note: The CFP has been extended to August 15th

HSTM Annual Conference at Ulster University (Belfast campus), 18-20 October 2019

For its upcoming conference, the HSTM Network invites proposals on any topics in the history of science, technology and medicine. Topics do not necessarily have to relate to Ireland. Paper submissions should include a 250-word abstract including five key words and mention the name and affiliation (unless independent) of the speaker. Individual presentations should be no more than 20 minutes, with 10 minutes afterwards for questions. Panel submissions should include three papers (each with a 250-word abstract including five key words), a chair if possible, and a 100-word panel abstract. In both cases, please have ‘Abstract 2019 conference’ as your email subject. Confirmation of acceptance should be within a month following the closing date.

Contact: Hstmconference2019@gmail.com

Further details available here: hstm call for papers 2019 (1)